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This is an archive of a successful featured article nomination. If this page is unprotected, do not modify its contents, as it is an archive of past discussions.
Mario Kart 64 was nominated to be a featured article at 09:34, 6 December 2009 (EST) and passed at 15:31, 23 January 2010.

Mario Kart 64


  1. Fawfulfury65 (talk) Well written and contains a lot of information.
  2. Marioguy1 (talk) - It looks like it has all the necessary information and images to help clarify it.
  3. MATEOELBACAN (talk) Per Fawfulfury65, well writed and lots of images and information.
  4. Ralphfan (talk) – Per all.
  5. Byllant (talk) I support this too, for many reasons.
  6. LeftyGreenMario (talk) The article looks fine to me now. This article has all requirements for a featured article.


Removal of Opposes


I'd like to see at least one more image in the Gameplay section. If that section gets expanded, then a couple images would suit it as well. That's the only thing I see lacking from this article, and keeping me from supporting. Redstar 23:05, 7 December 2009 (EST)

The Luigi solo picture could use some help. And I think the screenshots of the characters don't look so great either. If these errors are fixed, then I'd gladly support. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

Now that you mention it, yeah. The solo pictures could be much cleaner, and I'd prefer it if they were all facing the same direction, or at least a face-right, face-left, face-right, etc. pattern. Right now it's just random and that looks bad. Redstar 00:06, 8 December 2009 (EST)

Per LeftGreenMario's complaints, I integrated about half of the Trivia points into the main article, as well as re-writing the entire Gameplay section a bit. I also re-arranged the different sections to match the order used on other game articles. It's much better, but lack of images and replacements for poor ones already found here is still an issue. That's probably the only one, though. Redstar 02:16, 8 December 2009 (EST)

What do you mean by "cleaning" the solo pictures? Its official artwork, I can't do anything about that. Fawfulfury65 (talk)

Not the official artwork, but the screenshots taken from the game shown under the Drivers section. Toad's is particularly bad, but the others can simply be mirrored to face the same direction. I'll do that now. Redstar 16:35, 8 December 2009 (EST)
Well... Those are in-game sprites so I don't know how the pictures could get any better in appearance. But Toad does look bad. 0_o Fawfulfury65 (talk)
I cleaned up the official Donkey Kong artwork so it has a white background like all the others. It could probably be cleaner, but at its size you can't tell much either way... I also flipped all the solo screenshots in the Drivers section so they're all facing the same direction. It looks much better now, but the Toad solo really needs to be replaced. Redstar 17:26, 8 December 2009 (EST)
What about the Luigi artwork? It looks like there's black outlines. Can you fix that up? I'm not lazy or anything, but Luigi's artwork could use help, you know. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)
Better? Redstar 21:42, 8 December 2009 (EST)
Yeah, it looks good now. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

I think the only issue is that Toad screenshot. Everyone else is facing the same direction and look ok, but Toad's screenshot looks awful. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)

Ok I found | some good pictures of Mario Kart Racers. These aren't sprites of them driving, but they are good quality and all facing the same way. So how about that? Fawfulfury65 (talk)

I already found better quality pictures on a sprite site. But that's from the character selection screen, isn't it? Can't we just use the gallery pictures for that? I mean, every other Mario Kart articles uses artwork to depict the characters. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)
I guess we can use the gallery for those. Do you have a good Toad sprite at least to finish the section? Fawfulfury65 (talk)
I may be able to get a screenshot for toad facing the right direction. I'll work on it. --Garlic Man (talk)
Redstar: How does the Toad pic look now? I've uploaded a new one so it corresponds with the others. --Garlic Man (talk)

Garlic Man: Your proposal to remove LeftyGreenMario's vote is invalid, since he also referred to gameplay pictures and you didn't mention them. Time Q (talk)

Unfortunately, Time is right. Considering how short the main article is, though, I'd say we only need one more gameplay image before LeftyGreen's vote would be considered moot. (And, yes, the new Toad pic looks much better, though why did we decide not to use the images Fawful found?) Redstar 07:01, 15 January 2010 (EST)
Time Q: OK. His vote was a little vague (he only said that gameplay pics "wouldn't hurt"), but I'll get some game play pics later today then. --Garlic Man (talk)
LeftyGreenMario is a girl....BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)
Really? :D Redstar 13:44, 18 January 2010 (EST)
Yeah.... I thought Time Q and Garlic Man were referring to a different person. Oh well. LeftyGreenMario (talk)
Sorry about that! It was wrong simply to assume you were a boy. Time Q (talk)
Yeh sorry... I guess it would have been better to use unisex pronouns. Sometimes it's hard to determine what gender a user is just by username. -Garlic Man (talk)